Event Information

Does enjoyment of a good read and beautiful poetry improve your well being? Do you find that sharing the appreciation through reading aloud increases your mental well being?

Polly Wright and friends invite you to an evening of shared poetry and stories which will lift your spirits and reduce stress.  We have done Poem in Your pocket sessions before, but this time it will be very special, as we emerge from our Year of Zoom and can celebrate the opportunity to share in person our experiences of the extra-ordinary times we have just lived through.

The Poem in Your Pocket team will be reading our chosen pieces aloud in the first half of the evening- but we will dedicate the second half to an “open mic” session where we people can read the poems and stories they have brought along in their pockets for sharing.


This event is part of BEDLAM, Arts and Mental Health Festival. A celebration of the arts, mental health and wellbeing. With a specially curated programme of performances and commissions to encourage discussions and reduce stigma around mental health.

All visitors over 18 (unless medically exempt)must wear face coverings at MAC for the safety of staff and audiences, including in our theatre, cinema, galleries, and in meeting rooms, unless consuming food or drink. Thank you for your co-operation. /// Please read our current Visitor Guidelines before booking your event.